How to Animate All Slides on PowerPoint for Mac

By Avery Martin

PowerPoint comes as part of the Office Suite for Mac. When using it to create presentations, the option to animate all of the slides simultaneously makes it easy to add transitions and effects automatically. Once you have finished your PowerPoint presentation, you can use this feature to add a visual element to your business presentations. Animations help to alert the audience of a change in the slides by using visual and audio cues to indicate a change in information.

Select the "Transitions" tab in the "Transitions To This Slide" toolbar.

Click on an effect that you want to apply to all of your slides. Select the arrow in the toolbar to view additional effects.

Click the "Effects Options" icon and select an advanced animation to apply to your presentation.

Enter the duration of the transition into the "Duration" selector, and, if desired, choose a sound from the "Sound" drop-down menu.

Click "All Slides" under the "Apply To" option.


Check the "On Mouse Click" option to prevent the slideshow from advancing until you have clicked on the slide. Alternatively, click the "After" option in the Advance Slide section and enter a duration to wait between transitions.

Each transition has different effect options. After selecting your transition from the "Transition to This Slide" toolbar, click "Effect Options" to view available options.


Information in this article applies to PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. It may differ slightly or significantly with other products.